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Certificates and family history


Gateshead Register Office holds the records of all births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships in Gateshead from 1837 onwards. You can order a copy birth certificate or a copy death certificate online. If you require a copy marriage or civil partnership certificate please contact us on 0191 433 3000.

We currently have a limited amount of information on births, death, marriages (and civil partnerships) online. We are working on adding all certificates for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships. Events which occurred between the dates below are currently available to search.

Birth, death and marriage records available online
Births DeathsMarriages
1837 - 1884 1837 - 1848 1845 - 1862 
1991 - 1993  1850 - 1864 1864 - 1866 
1995 - 2005  1866 - 1867 1870 - 1896 
  1868 - 1871 1991 - 1993 
  1991 - 1993 1995 - 2005 
  1995 - 2005  

Unfortunately, we are unable to undertake extensive searches of our indexes. If you are able to provide accurate details for the event you are interested in (e.g. name, the year of birth, death or marriage and the quarter) we can carry out a search of the registers for that year and two years either side.

Online search

Search the Gateshead registers for Births, Marriages and Deaths since 1837.


General search

If a wider search is needed you, or someone acting on your behalf, will need to make an appointment for a general search of our indexes. There is an £18 fee for a general search giving you 6 hours (maximum) to search the indexes, in person. Legal restrictions mean you cannot search the actual registers.

A copy certificate can be purchased for any entry identified during either type of search.

See also

Gateshead Libraries

General Register Office - researching your family tree